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Christian Leonhard


About Christian

Christian is a senior strategic advisor and consultant, graduate mechanical engineer and senior management executive with 30 + years’ experience leading operations around the world for multinational companies such as BASF and P&G and family-owned industry leaders like Festo, based in France, Ireland and Germany.  

Strong, result-focused and success-oriented technical leader, Christian led complex industry expansions and transformation across Europe, North America, and Asia.  In his various roles leading manufacturing for global operations, Christian planned and executed numerous factory expansion and relocation projects in Europe, Asia and North America, developing and implementing new strategies including integration of acquired companies, introduction of fully integrated production systems, restructuration of product portfolio, harmonization of worldwide manufacturing standards.  A German native, also fluent in French and English, Christian has effectively led multicultural teams across multiple continents and time zones.  

Christian is an avid runner and enjoys jogging across the forests in the Taunus mountains.

Christian holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering (Industrial Design) from the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Germany, and a Master in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing)  Universities of Karlsruhe and Stuttgart.


  • General Management
  • Factory Management
  • Engineering
  • Process Development
  • Production Systems
  • Worldwide Sourcing of Consumer and Industrial Products
  • Production & Logistics
  • Business Transformation
  • Business Integration
  • Complex Corporate Initiatives
  • M&A